Northrop Grumman has received an $8.3 million foreign military sales contract from the U.S. Navy to provide naval ship-based MK39 MOD 3A Ring Laser gyro inertial navigation systems to Saudi Arabia.
The Defense Department said Friday the company will also produce MK39 MOD 3A components, spare parts and associated shore-based tools for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces under the contract.
Northrop will perform work in Charlottesville, Virginia, through December 2018.
The Navy obligated the contract’s full amount at the time of award from foreign military sales contract funds.
MK39 MOD 4A is designed to generate geographic position, precise attitude and heading data that navies will need to manage fire control and weapon systems on ships and submarines.